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on and deal with it. >> put the secretary of defense panetta already said six months ago it was not going to be stood for anymore. is that enough? >> i don't think it's enough. there has to be the programs in place. it's changing a culture and institution that's been in place for a very long time. >> a male-oriented culture. >> let me make a statement. until you have diversity sensitivity training and change the culture and make women more welcome in the military, it's not going to change. >> that's it for this edition of "to the contrary." please follow me on twitter at bonnie erbe and at "to the contrary" and check our website, pbs.org/ttc, where the discussion continues. whether you agree or think to the contrary, please join us next time.
the airplane of leon panetta flying overseas that upon john allen, the general in charge of the troops in afghanistan, was now under investigation for potentially inappropriate e-mails and communications with jill kelly, who is the tampa socialite-- it's so hard, you really need a flow chart-- very dramatic, very tailed senior denseffial talking on background. but today, leon panetta was saying we're not coming to any conclusions. he was out on camera saying he's a great guy, and a great leader. and i think he got pushed back from the white house that probably wasn't that happy they went out and kind of threw john allen under the bus so quickly. but i-- you know, on first blush, this is nothing like petraeus. on the other hand, you've got a general in afghanistan back and forth, 12emai a day with this socialite in tampa who they say are friends of theirs. i think there's still a possibility that some e-mails may have been inappropriate. that's why doing this investigation, that's why they don't want to clear him right away. it's also that issue of when you think about it, going into pr
petraeus before he took the job because petraeus, it took several months to be transitioned from panetta to petraeus. morel has done the job for a while previously. >> suarez: gentlemen, thank you both for joining us. >> our pleasure. >> brown: 11 days after the first of the storms that hit the northeast, nearly half a million homes and businesses in new york and new jersey are still without power, and frustration with local utility companies grows. new york governor andrew cuomo captured that sentiment yesterday when he blasted their response. >> the longer it goes on, it's worse. and this compounds itself. it one thing to ask people to be inconvenienced for two or three days and one thing to a it is a terrible storm. but this is just-- it sun acctabl and it is getting worse because people suffering is worse. that's why it's more frustrating the long ter >> woodruff: across the hudson river in new jersey, governor chris christie pledged to have all power restored by sunday. utility crews are scrambling to make that happen, as special correspondent rick karr reports. >> reporter: amy owe
. last night spokesman george little read a statement from defense secretary leon panetta on a flight to australia. >> today the secretary directed that the matter be referred to the inspector general of the department of defense for investigation. it is now in the hands of the department of the secretary-general. >> brown: early news accounts said allen andkelley exchanged 20,000-30,000 pages of emails and other documents over the last two years. for part of that time the general served as deputy commander at u.s. central command faced at the air force base in tampa. jill kelley and her hus ban often organized social events for the military. one senior defense official said today that the emails between allen and kelley were mostly routine and involved planning for parties. another described them as, quote, flirtatious. for his part allen denied any wrongdoing. the four star general took over command in afghanistan in july of 2011. from then general david petraeus. >> it is my intention to maintain the momentum of this campaign. this great comain on which we have embarked. >> brown:
the thing that mystifies me is why then the department of defense at 2:00 in the morning releases on panetta's plane in the middle of a trip we received tens of thousands of e-mails about general allen and we're looking into it. so i think there's something more there that either we don't understand or that they jumped the gun on. >> rose: let me go to david. paula broadwell you said you met her. tell me more about her and where she stands and when do you think, is there anything about her story or general petraeus' story that you have questions about? >> well, there are so many questions, so many things that we still don't know about this. paula broadwell was an attractive very fit person of quite striking physical presence. she and general petraeus famously liked to run together. she was a woman who in her 30's when she was having two children also managed to compete in triathalons. that's a person of real determinion disciine. she was strong-willed. what surprised people around general petraeus was she was a smart person but she was not intellectually gifted. general petraeus could have
in europe has been put on hold. but in australia today, u.s. defense secretary leon panetta cautioned against a rush to judgment. >> no one should leap to any conclusions here. general allen is doing an excellent job at i.s.a.f. in leading those forces. he certainly has my continued confidence to lead our forces and to continue the fight. but his nomination has been put on hold as a prudent measure until we determine what the facts are. and we will. >> sreenivasan: at the same time, there were signs the f.b.i. has widened the investigation that uncovered an affair between david petraeus and his biographer, paula broadwell, and led petraeus to resign as c.i.a. director. the "washington post" reported agents found classified files in a search of broadwell's north carolina me on mond night. peraeus has nied he passed on any such documents. europeans in half a dozen countries protested against austerity measures today. they snarled transit and, in some places, battled police. we have a report narrated by emma murphy of independent television news. >> reporter: in rome, as across southern
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